Most Trees Are In Our Yards... And Worth Preserving
It is the mission of Environment Sandy Springs to advocate for policies that protect and enhance our community’s watersheds and tree canopy by promoting the application of scientific and quantitative studies to water quality and tree canopy issues. ESS strives to educate the community about the environmental science associated with watersheds and tree canopies and the technology for remediation of harmful conditions.
Preserving The Sandy Springs Tree Canopy And Forest
Sandy Springs is fortunate to have 62% canopy coverage as other major American cities such as Boston, Baltimore, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. have allowed the degradation of their natural resources and are now spending millions each year to restore their canopy. Recognizing that we have a functioning forest that filters air pollutants, supports wildlife-including bald eagles, coyotes, deer, foxes, hawks and raccoons – the policies of the city should be oriented toward managing the entire forest, and with the support of new GIS technology – that is more cost-effective than ever.